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08:11 AM ET 04.01 | In a wide-ranging Q&A, Bobby Valentine talked about managing again and his 2012 early season comments about Kevin Youkilis, but saved some harsh remarks for the Boston media. "All the Boston ever wanted to do is prove that they were a tougher media than New York. And I don't paint everyone with the same brush, I think some of those guys are absolutely terrific people. And a good group of 'em are absolute horses a---- who are unprofessional, lazy and should not be in the business up here, in my opinion. I had one guy never talk to me the whole year because he said to me he didn't like the answer I gave him in spring training. He covered my team the whole year! I think the New York media knows more about baseball."

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April 1, 2013  08:18 AM ET

It was the Boston media that orchestrated the "Hire John Farrell" plan. Should be an interesting year in Beantown!

April 1, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Bobby, you're an idiot. You brought on all the negativity yourself. Please just shut the **** and go away. You're yesterdays news.

April 1, 2013  08:36 AM ET

This guy really likes to hear himself talk.

April 1, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Interesting that out of the ten or so questions presented to Valentine by the Post that Fannation picks the one that is most inflammatory and out of context.
Why didn't they pick the last question where the Post asks: "How do you feel personally about how that experience in Boston ended?"
And Valentine says: "It's an experience that didn???t turn out the way I wanted it to. I've run into a wall when I tried to catch a home run, you know? I wanted to catch the home run. That doesn't mean that I'll never chase a fly ball again, or it was the wind's fault or the fence's fault that I broke my leg trying to catch a home run. I did six months in a uniform, and met a lot of great people, a lot of really good players, had a lot of great experiences. ... I thought the fans were spectacular ... the female fans, especially, are second to none. ... I think it's ingrained in the families or something. The people who pass you on the street ??? the mothers, grandmothers ??? I thought it was incredible, the passion. And we had a lousy season, and I thought the fans were really respectful to the players."

My take on Valentine and Boston? He is probably right that the majority of Boston sportswriters are horses **** because, in my opinion, regardless of the city most sportswriters do tend to be full of themselves.

However, the bottom line is that he was in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

April 1, 2013  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This guy really likes to hear himself talk.

and, although this may be a fact it doe not change my previous comment.

April 1, 2013  09:33 AM ET

I would help pay his salary if he agreed to just go away.

Guy never won a thing - but talks more than Torre, Stengel and Larussa combined.

April 1, 2013  09:46 AM ET

Hey, I love it when the media gets called out for what it is, but Bobby brought a lot of it on himself. He has zero media savy.

April 1, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I would help pay his salary if he agreed to just go away.Guy never won a thing - but talks more than Torre, Stengel and Larussa combined.

He's a legend in his own mind.

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April 1, 2013  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This guy really likes to hear himself talk.

Perhaps the only person on earth who does.

April 1, 2013  12:09 PM ET

F.U. Bobby V.

April 1, 2013  02:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He is probably right that the majority of Boston sportswriters are horses **** because, in my opinion, regardless of the city most sportswriters do tend to be full of themselves.

Agreed. I'd say that described 98% of Houston's sports media, especially the radio guys. Three sports stations and one guy who knows what he's talking about. There's a print guy who calls himself "The General" and thinks he's a bigger sports celebrity than J.J. Watt.

Anyway, I don't see anything wrong with what he said, other than the fact he should have just moved on by now. Didn't he try to rial up the NY fans when he was manager and now he's complimenting their media? He's just an instigator.

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April 1, 2013  03:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I would help pay his salary if he agreed to just go away.Guy never won a thing - but talks more than Torre, Stengel and Larussa combined.

Winning the Championship in Japan counts for.................. nevermind

April 1, 2013  06:26 PM ET

Mr. Valentine, sssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......................

 
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